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  • [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility

    [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12pm EST Webinar Recording   More on the Indicators Indicators for Sustainable Mobility Presentation As Climate Change Escalates, US Cities Fail to Provide Car Alternatives   About the Webinar As cities seek to improve their transportation systems to make them more sustainable, equitable, and useful for people, it is critical that they first understand how their system performs.  To that ... Read More
  • ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson

    ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson We are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Thompson as our new chief executive officer. Ms. Thompson, who has been serving in the role of interim CEO since February, was selected by the ITDP board of directors after an extensive, international search. Her transition to permanent CEO is ongoing, and will be effective October ... Read More
  • Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

    Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years Bus rapid transit has grown by 383 percent in the last ten years, according to new data released by ITDP. As cities around the world discover the benefits and cost effectiveness of BRT, they have built hundreds of systems across dozens of countries that qualify as true BRT. A new interactive map shows a comprehesive ... Read More
  • ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit

    ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit As world leaders gather for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on September 23rd, ITDP and the University of California, Davis, have released a new report on the impact of transportation emissions on our climate future. According to the new study, more than USD$100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending could be saved, and ... Read More
  • Quiz: How Bike-Friendly is Your City?

    Quiz: How Bike-Friendly is Your City?There are a range of beliefs all around the world of what makes a city bike-friendly. Some point to the most visible factors, such as weather and city terrain; others say it’s about a city’s commitment to creating infrastructure and regulating cars; and still others believe that cultural support of cycling is the key. Earlier ... Read More
  • Lessons from Mexico City and Los Angeles

    Lessons from Mexico City and Los AngelesIn a dialogue published in our annual newsletter, two ITDP Directors, Michael Kodransky and Bernardo Baranda, discuss their respective cities in terms of mobility growth, local policy, and how the coronavirus has affected movement of people. Michael Kodransky is the Director of ITDP US, the newest and rapidly expanding ITDP office, with offices in Boston and ... Read More
  • During Coronavirus, Jakarta’s Cycling Grows as does Police Backlash

    During Coronavirus, Jakarta's Cycling Grows as does Police BacklashCities all over the world are realizing the advantages of moving around without a car – cycling, walking, scooting, or even roller blading, are all gaining popularity in the time of the coronavirus. As cities around the world are beginning to open up their economies and hundreds of millions of workers are returning to daily ... Read More
  • How China Kept Transit Running During Covid-19

    How China Kept Transit Running During Covid-19With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, governments throughout the world have reopened public transport systems as people have begun to return to work, school, and leisure activities. Still, many cities are struggling with the safe operation of trains, metros, and buses. Passengers seem reluctant to travel in masses, and instead opt for driving, cycling, and ... Read More
  • Not Everyone in Los Angeles Drives

    Not Everyone in Los Angeles DrivesNot Everyone in Los Angeles Drives One Angeleno’s Experience Accessing Opportunities and Community Through Public Transit Edgar is the Los Angeles Fellow at ITDP responsible for research, data analysis, and supporting stakeholder and partner efforts in Los Angeles around bus, bike, and walking. A graduate student in UCLA’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, Edgar aspires ... Read More
  • ITDP CEO Letter to Staff on Equity and Race

    ITDP CEO Letter to Staff on Equity and RaceDear Colleagues, At our upcoming virtual staff meeting, I have asked our leadership to also reflect on the topic of equity, which as you know, is core to our mission. Recent events here in the United States have brought this issue to the forefront in new and important ways, which has sent ripples around the world, often underscoring ... Read More
  • Pune Leads India Toward a Sustainable Future

    Pune Leads India Toward a Sustainable FutureEvery year, the Sustainable Transport Award is given to a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects to improve mobility, reduce air pollution and greenhouse emissions, and advance safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists. Pune has been awarded the Sustainable Transport Award 2020, making it the second Indian city to receive this award ... Read More
  • With Restrictions Easing, Guangzhou Residents Flock to Streets and Parks

    With Restrictions Easing, Guangzhou Residents Flock to Streets and ParksWith restrictions easing, Guangzhou residents flock to streets and parks Life in Chinese cities is gradually returning to pre-COVID-19 conditions, with traffic jams during peak hours and transit ridership back to 70% of previous demand. With temperatures rising and a recent spell of good weather, residents of Guangzhou have started returning to the city’s parks and ... Read More
  • Where does the Sidewalk Begin? Rethinking Suburban Streets in the Time of COVID-19

    Where does the Sidewalk Begin? Rethinking Suburban Streets in the Time of COVID-19I am one of the lucky people who can still work from a safe home during this crisis. Like many others, I have been spending my free time taking long walks. This time I have had to walk and to think has given me a new perspective on the space around me, particularly the roads. While ... Read More
  • As Parking Reforms Show Progress, COVID-19 Suspends Regulations

    As Parking Reforms Show Progress, COVID-19 Suspends RegulationsBefore the pandemic hit, there was growing momentum in cities around the world for a host of traffic reduction measures. Congestion pricing was finally front-and-center on the agenda of cities from New York to Mumbai; Los Angeles launched planning efforts for a low-emissions zone; and major cities such as Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro ... Read More

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